Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Styles Court socks

I just have to say this: I love, love, love my new sock pattern Styles Court. These are a wonderful example of finding just the right pattern to show off the yarn and vice versa.

The pattern is quite simple, which is why I've posted it as a free download. It's a 4 row repeat, with the front and the back of the socks repeating themselves. So easy to memorize! Which makes it perfect for tucking into your purse while traveling or waiting for appointments.

The yarn is the delightful Sheepy Time Knits Sheepy Feet, in Midnight Blue - a yarn club colorway which won't be available for public release until November 2013. You can bet when it becomes generally available I'll be stocking up again! The subtle tones of the yarn bring the herringbone pattern to life, adding some visual depth to an already elegant pattern.

This is one pattern you absolutely want to knit in a solid or semi-solid color. The subtle texture would just get lost in the rapid color changes of a variegated yarn.

The pattern is suited to an advanced beginner. You should know about basic sock construction and be comfortable knitting in the round. Check out my blog post on Sock Basics for a refresher if you need to. I keep the instructions in my patterns "needle neutral", meaning that I don't write specifically for DPNs, magic loop or 2 circular needles. I prefer reference the front & back, heel, top, instep and sole of the sock. You can use whichever method you prefer and adjust how your stitches are distributed on your needles based on that method.

1 comment :

  1. I look forward to getting some projects out of the way so I can cast on my Styles Court socks. :-)